Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse education and prevention has been a priority for Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada since its incorporation in 1984. In the early 1990s, Pauktuutit produced <em>No More Secrets: Acknowledging the Problem of Child Sexual Abuse in Inuit Communities</em>, a ground-breaking study which, at that time, indicated that 85 per cent of the health care professionals, police and social workers contacted said they knew of a child who had been sexually abused, or a case of abuse that had not been reported.

It has not been possible to undertake research to determine current numbers although a 2004 health survey in Nunavik revealed that more than 40 per cent of adults indicated they had been the victim of unwanted sexual attention or interference as a minor. Other Pauktuutit activities have included preparing an inventory of services available to victims of child sexual abuse although that is now considered to be out of date. Although much more work is required activities have been limited due to factors including lack of project funds.

At the policy level Pauktuutit is an active member of the Senate Committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and makes presentations to numerous standing committees and other stakeholders as opportunities arise.

Publications

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Child Sexual Abuse Action Plan

2010Download

Child Sexual Abuse Communication Strategy

2010Download

There is a need so we help - Analysis Report of Services for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

2003Download

No More Secrets

English

2001Download

No More Secrets

Inuktitut

2001Download